Greenification

How does a city look like? Considering that half of the world population lives in urban centers, we will reasonably think at a city as an overcrowded and polluted space dominated by a grey sky. However, if you look better around you, you may see a yellow wheatfield. At least this is what happened in […]

This Bottle Garden Hasn´t Been Watered In Over 40 Years and Is Thriving

David Latimer Hasn’t Watered His Sealed Bottle Garden In Over 40 Years And It’s Still Alive Do you love plants but lack a green thumb? If you answered yes to the question and you still don’t have plans for your next Easter holidays, you should absolutely read the story of David Latimer hereafter and take inspiration from it for your […]

‘Wind Tree’ Uses Leaf Turbines To Generate Electricity From Wind

It is known that trees produce oxygen. What we did not expect is that they can be used to produce energy too!  That  is the idea behind French start-up NewWind. New Wind has designed a wind turbine which takes the form of a tree.  The name of this new tree species is “WindTree” or using the […]

The people on trees

When we were children, we all had a common dream: a tree house. Based on the success that tree houses have on airbnb, a popular website for people to rent out lodging, this desire is still present in many grown-up children. In a forest near the Italian city of Turin, there is a child who […]

The Vertical Forest Growing in the Middle of Milan´s City Center

There are many kinds of forests in this world, but have you ever thought about or heard of a vertical forest? The studio led by Italian architect Stefano Boeri thought this was the “way to combine high-density residential development with tree planting in city centers”. Thus, one has been planted and is growing in Milan since October […]

Oldest Tree on Earth

One of the most appealing reasons to have your ashes fertilize a tree is because trees have incredible longevity compared to human lifespans. One of the oldest trees on the planet is Old Tjikko high up in Fulufjället Mountain in Sweden, a Norway spruce that has been radiocarbon dated to 9,550 years old. For a […]

Interesting Burial Practices and Ways of Burying in the Past

The majority of people in the Western world plan on being buried or cremated when their earth life will come to an end. However, if you think that everyone has always done that, you must read this post and get ready to be surprised. Traditions that nowadays may seem “weird” were the norm in the […]

This Amazing Cherry Tree Grew on Top of Another Tree

The double tree of Casorzo A non-parasitic plant that grows on a tree is called an epiphyte. Typically, epiphytes are small and consist of things like mosses, lichens, and ferns, but there are rare instances when they grow much, much larger. Take, for instance, the Double Tree of Casorzo in Asti, Piemonte, Italy.  This tree is […]

Some of the Creepiest Forests Found All Over The World

While images of the forest generally invoke a sense of calm and wonder, there are several forests around the world which do the opposite. Forests are nature’s playground, teeming with life in it’s most pure form. While most are beautiful there are some in the world which are thought of or believed to be “haunted.” […]

This Amazing Tree Grows Over 40 Different Kinds of Fruit.

Sam Van Aken is a sculptor and professor at the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. He has used a wide variety of media to produce his art, with a series of trees among his most recent. One of Van Aken’s most impressive creations is the aptly named Tree of 40 Fruit. […]